April 14, 2006

Everything I Know About Canada... I Learned During The Commercials. A collection of NFB Vignettes that taught a generation of Canadians about archetypal norsemen, hydraulic treeshears, birling, how to speak French without having to learn it, and more! (YouTubeorama) And a link to the Hinterland Who's Who archive, for a one-two combo of unbridled nostalgia!
  • I like that the "archetypal norsemen" are said to be "rigged in leather."
  • "The Log Drivers Waltz" has always been a favourite, but I can't believe they don't have Roch Carrier's classic "The Hockey Sweater".
  • It's on the second page. Here ya go.
  • I had "The Log Driver's Waltz" going through my head for years.
  • Wat about the black flies in north Ontario-i-o?
  • dial an accent!!
  • Oh man, the Log Driver's Waltz! Why it's not still on the air for kids to watch over and over, I don't know.
  • How about that? I used to watch these commercials as a little kid and wonder where the heck this Hinterland was, it being a cool country with all the animals.
  • Good post, layne, even if you stole it off me.
  • Are either of you "rigged in leather" though? Or wearing a "hockey sweater?"
  • Wolof: Yeah, but you stole it from mands. Sorry, BearGuy. But eye 'ave be known to fhake a fhrench h'accent.